Digital media & parenting

Sex ed

Sexual violence prevention


  • Here’s a tip sheet from Media Smarts on “Talking to your kids about sexting
  • Kids help phone has an excellent site about sexting for teens, though the specific legal guidelines only apply in Canada.
  • Nude Selfies: What parents and carers need to know: This PSA offers the crucial message that sexting is not wrong and deviant; teens often do it simply for pleasure and that it’s not something to worry about in and of itself. These videos also include the important point that forwarding a private photo without permission is a serious violation.
  • Advocates for Youth created an excellent one-hour lesson plan on sexting that doesn’t shame sexters and instead helps teens think about both the pleasures and risks of sexting. All their lesson plans are available for free download if you share your contact information. The sexting lesson is aimed at 10th grade students and is called: “Lesson 5 Using Technology Respectfully and Responsibly.”